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The sun sets behind the Houses of Parliament after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain March 22, 2017.     REUTERS/Eddie Keogh  - RTX328D0

Westminster Attacks: PC Keith Palmer Named Among 4 Dead and 40 Injured

PC Keith Palmer, 48, has been named as the police officer killed in the attacks at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 22 March. He was one of the fatalities alongside three pedestrians and the assailant who ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. Mark Rowley, the national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing and the Acting Deputy Commissioner confirmed 40 people were amongst the injured, some with serious injuries, including three police officers, two of whom remain in a serious condition. He however refused to confirm the identity of the attacker only saying he had been “inspired by international terrorism”. He continued: “Today, in Westminster we saw tragic events unfold and our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones, who were injured, and all those affected by this attack. “One of those who died today was a police officer – PC Keith Palmer – a member of our Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command. “Keith – aged 48 – had 15 years’ service and was a husband and a father. “He was someone who left for work …